AtAnAsoff lAke• Atanasov lake is located north of Bourgas. The lake is a coastal and a large variety of flora and fauna. Quite a number of plants and animals that are found in the lake and its surroundings are protected by the Biodiversity Act
AnimAls• There are mammals: otter, wild cat, vole, etc.. It is also Etruscan shrew, which is the smallest mammal in the world. Of great importance is also the otter, which has the status of globally threatened.
Birds• Of particular importance for the flora of lake birds. This is one of the richest ornithological point of view of places in Bulgaria. Here a small geographical area there are over 70% of all bird species occurring in the territory of Bulgaria.
endAngered species• There have been over 300 bird species, of which 12 were declared endangered on a planetary scale. Among them are:• Dalmatian Pelican• Pygmy Cormorant• Red-breasted Goose• Ferruginous Duck• Corncrake.
BulgAriAn red Book• 17 species of birds that nest on the territory of Lake Atanasov included in Bulgarias Red Book: Common Tern, Mediterranean Gull and others. The largest number of birds can be seen here during the autumn migration.
come And see it!• Bourgas Lake is a shallow Firth on the Black Sea, west of Bourgas. It is the largest natural lake in Bulgaria is separated from the sea.
some fActs ABout it• Bottom of the Bourgas Lake is covered with clay sediments. Up north of the lake has several small wading pool, and the Northwest part hatcheries have been built. Its coasts are covered with water- weeds, mainly cane. Now the waters are heavily polluted. Hooked up with carp.
ViA ponticA• Passes over the lake Via Pontica - one of the largest air highways for migratory birds from Europe. It nest 254 bird species, 61 of which are included in the Red Book of Bulgaria.